Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge,But he who hates reproof is stupid. Proverbs 12:1 Ours is a culture that hates discipline. It does not want to know the precepts of God. It rejects the commands of a law giving God. It hates to be confronted on the wickedness of its choices. And as a result, it … More What we love makes us wise, or stupid.
This week I contemplated how to speak the gospel to my own baby boomer generation–all of them. A FaceBook world encourages grandiose thoughts like that. My thoughts ran along the lines of reminding all my fellow boomers that we aren’t getting any younger. Not one of us can add sand to the top of the … More It is Almost Over for Baby Boomers
“. . . there’s a significant difference between how Jesus prayed and the prayer life of many Christians today.” Experiencing Prayer with Jesus, 9Henry and Norman Blackaby(Multnomah, 2006) I’m not going to argue the point. I’m not going to try to prove the point. There are too many years behind me and too few years … More Argue with Someone Else
Today a friend (thank you Robert) quoted from a Keith Green album (No Compromise), released in 1978, just four years before Keith died in a plane crash at the age of 28. It is an album with legs. Now 42 years old, with songs that are even older, it still holds up. It still seems … More The Desperate Honesty of Keith Green
Part of the Poetry Project Read Psalm 20 first What Would it Mean to Hear You? What would it mean to hear you answer in the day of trouble? To hear a word, a response from You after all our cries for protection, after all our sacrifices and offerings, after all our waiting and longing, … More What Would It Mean to Hear You?
Today we had our first ever ZOOM meeting with 7 prayer warriors. We had one more than usual, and for 55 minutes we prayed for one thing—revival. All went well until the very end when ZOOM failed on one end, and for two others, Comporium failed. Just one of those things? Just the kind of … More Do Not Grow Weary in Doing Good
Sanctifying the Night — Sheep Who Listen Volume 1 Day 14 “We who are His sheep, hear His voice. We know that He has called us by name. Know then, that the Lord is God; it is He who made us and we are His. We are His people, the sheep of His pasture. And … More At Rest in The Shepherd’s Pen
A Morning Call to Worship — Always Worthy of Praise Volume 1 Day 14 When Morning Gilds the Skies When morning gilds the skies my heart awaking cries: may Jesus Christ be praised! Alike at work and prayer, to Jesus I repair: may Jesus Christ be praised! Does sadness fill my mind? A solace here … More When Morning Gilds the Skies
A Call to Sanctify the 27th Day of April Volume 1, Day 6 “May the morning light cause you to lift up your eyes to the hills from where your help comes from. May all the hope you need come from the Lord who made the heavens and the earth. And may your heart know … More Even While You Slept–He Was Preparing Mercies for You
Continuing to prepare our hearts for the events of Good Friday and Easter [Listen to the sound file while you read — two inches to the right of this line on this page, marked “Aubre’s Gift”] The Savior is betrayed with the kiss of a friend. Adapted from the accounts of Mt 26:47-56; Mk 14:43-50; … More Feeling Betrayed During Holy Week